April 7th, 2008

Imprisoned “Bizim Yol” newspaper employee Mushfig Huseynov continues the hunger-strike he started on 4 April, that day the Appellate Court adopted a verdict on the journalist’s complaint.

The journalist informed the leaders of Bayil Prison #1 of his hunger-strike and it is registered there. The leaders of prison have advised Huseynov to stop the hunger-strike, but he insists on continuing as long as his health allows him. Vugar Khasayev, Huseynov’s defense lawyer, told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. He met with Huseynov today (7 April), and is preparing to file a cassation complaint.